Directory Celebrants in Christchurch
Have the Romantic wedding of your dreams.
I was the Celebrant for my daughter’s wedding. Now, thanks to almost 500 Brides & Grooms, and the Mothers and Fathers and Friends of Brides and Grooms it’s truly become the best job I’ve ever had. So, I would love to be your Marriage Celebrant.
I’d love to meet over a coffee and talk about all the choices there are. The ‘Enquire by Email,’ button, is up there among the stars and when you’re ready, tap that. Tap ‘Enquire by Email’, to let me know you’d like to talk.
Set piece Weddings:
$90 NZ Registry Ceremony.
$290 Lovely Personalised Ceremony
$490 Super Planned Lovely Personalised Ceremony.
My Job: During the ceremony it’s my job to see that together you are at your best, smiling, relaxed and in-the-moment. It’s also my job to see that your guests are relaxed, happy and enthralled by a ceremony they feel part of. When we meet we can talk about this, why it shows in my reviews and why it will show in photographs of your Wedding.
I also do:
Wedding MCing: Let your friends relax and enjoy your Wedding Reception while I act as your Emcee.
Destination Weddings: There are special places in NZ and I’m happy to travel. We can talk online and the Licence is online.
Registry Ceremonies: As a Validated member of CANZ I do lots of Registry Ceremonies.
Sven (Groom, Wedding June 6, 2020): From our first meeting Sean was helpful, kind and understanding. He helped us through the whole process asking us questions we had not even considered. He gave us many ideas, from traditional to unorthodox but always allowed us to have our own way. Thank you, Sean, for helping us on the happiest day of our lives.
Kate and Jason: Sean was amazing, we would recommend him to anyone, easy to deal with & he helped everyone relax, especially Jason and the groomsmen.
Leonie & Dena: Sean brought solemnity, humour and joy to our nuptials. He included our UK friends who Skyped into the ceremony at 3:30 am!
Dena Cowen: We recently celebrated our third anniversary and the greatest memories from the day (and not just from us) were the food, the music and Sean!
To inquire push the ‘Enquire by Email’ button (up the top).
For a Quote just ask and include some best-guess wedding details e.g. date, time, number of guests, location of the venue.
(No, the photograph up there is not me. I’m not very photogenic so please forgive me.)
I look forward to discussing your special wedding day. Sean
Sean made everything easy from start to finish. He was very responsive, kind and professional. Thank you Sean, it was a pleasure to have you as our celebrant.
Wedding Date: August 6, 2020
Sean was all booked in to marry us on our special day…until COVID happened, we unfortunately had to cancel the wedding. Sean has been brilliant working with us to see if we had any other options during this time and has been more than accommodating with our request to hang fire on the weeding until frights can resume and ‘normality’ happens. Can’t wait to re book with Sean to have our wedding day. Great communication, very funny and a pleasure to work with
Wedding Date: April 4, 2020
We chose Sean from reading his online reviews, and were not disappointed when he helped us tie the knot on the day.
He was the first and only celebrant we met with, and as far as we were concerned, the perfect choice.
From our first meeting he was helpful, kind and very understanding of our situation. He helped us through the whole process and asked us questions we had not even considered. He gave us many ideas, from traditional to unorthodox but always allowed us to have our own way.
Sean was very flexible when it came time to re-schedule several times due to factors out of our control. This made a potentially stressful situation not an issue at all.
He added humour frequently to a potentially nervous wedding day, and put everyone at ease. The ceremony itself was nice, simple and heart-warming.
Our guests also enjoyed the ceremony and passed on their compliments about how Sean handled our ceremony.
I would recommend Sean to anyone who wants an experienced, professional celebrant with a sense of humour. He made the entire process a breeze and was very accomodating. Thank you Sean for helping us on the happiest day of our lives.
Wedding Date: June 6, 2020
Sean has been simply amazing to work with. Our wedding was during the covid-19 crisis and Sean worked with us along the way to make our wedding happen under level 3. Nothing was too big of an ask and he was happy to work through the details with us to personalise our wedding to suit us. He was able to answer every question we had and provide us with any information we needed. He has a wonderful character and sense of humor. We can’t thank him enough for our special day.
Wedding Date: April 29, 2020
our celebrant was SEAN Joyce.
Right from the first meeting we had with Sean, he put us at ease .he was relaxed and had the exact information we were looking for. He kept in contact though out the months building up to our wedding with reminders and a time line. He had wedding readings for us and some good advice. Sean then also met us at home where we were going to wed, He was very encouraging and had every thing under control .
On the day of our wedding he was brilliant ,he put the groom at ease, He spoke to the guests he used appropriate humour and made everyone feel welcome and special .
after the ceremony he stayed on for a bit ,the guest loved his personality ,then he vanished…. just like magic .I wold highly recommend him !! and would many of our guests !! well done Sean .
Wedding Date: February 21, 2020
We met Sean even before we’d confirmed our wedding venue, 8 months before our big day. We were so impressed with Sean’s professionalism, friendly manner and humor that we didn’t meet anybody else. In the lead up to the big day Sean was a wealth of knowledge with lots of great tips and helpful advice. On the big day he was a lovely, calming presence and helped put us at ease straight away. He offers a PA system with mic and speaker and our only advice to future couples would be to use it. We didn’t and unfortunately had mic issues on the day (the dj package came with a less than perfect mic). Sean handled it all in his stride and we whole heatedly recommend Sean.
Wedding Date: October 12, 2019
Hi Sean, We would just like to say from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU! You made our ceremony light-hearted, fun, filled with so much love and laughter. I don’t think there was a dry eye on the balcony as we read each other our vows. It was raw, honest and us! So thank you!!
Much love and happiness, Tony, Nikki and Sienna Leca xx
Wedding Date: January 9, 2020
We would absolutely recommend Sean to any couple. Sean was lovely, kind and a book of knowledge. He helped us through the whole marriage process. On the day Sean was fantastic, all our guests have complemented Sean as our celebrant. Just the right amount of humour to make us all relax.
We thank you Sean!
Wedding Date: December 21, 2019
Ahhh where to start…Sean was absolutely amazing. He was just what we needed, helpful, caring, calming, reassuring and witty to boot!! So very pleased we found Sean! He really did help make it one of the best days of our lives
Wedding Date: November 16, 2019
Sean was the only wedding celebrant we met, and immediately we knew he was the right choice. We were blown away by how professional Sean was and how easy he made the whole process. He really took the stress out of our big day as he had already thought of everything. 10/10 would recommend Sean.
Wedding Date: September 1, 2019
Thank you very much Sean ..you are the best and you made our wedding stress free xx 5
Wedding Date: July 13, 2019
I’m writing this review as Mother of The Bride to thank Sean for help making my daughter and her husband’s day special with his knowledge, humour and seriousness all in the right places. He managed us all well with his ease of manner. When the paid DJ didn’t show up he so kindly loaned us his PA system so all ran smoothly. I highly recommended Sean
Wedding Date: May 18, 2019
We would highly recommend Sean as a marriage celebrant. Sean was so very helpful, kind and knowledgeable in the lead up to the wedding. The rehearsal we did only filled me with confidence and the wedding day itself ran super smoothly. Sean was funny and personable and all of our guests loved him! He wrote a beautiful ceremony script and helped us heaps with our vows. I can’t thank Sean enough for all his help and his guiding wisdom throughout the whole planning process.
Wedding Date: April 27, 2019
My husband and I are based in Australia and decided to have our wedding at Flaxmere Gardens, Masons Flat in May this year. My husband originally from Nelson NZ wanted a celebrant who was relaxed, funny and also serious when needed to be. Sean Joyce stood out for us when choosing our celebrant to hold the most important day of our lives. Sean was extremely good with communicating with us over in Australia via Skype, phone and email and provided us with support and guidance. No question was too big or too small Sean was always happy to answer and help where he could.
The wedding day was a dream, Sean is a truly excellent celebrant making our day so very special.
He engaged the guests and also helped us along the way, he also made us feel more relaxed and this is how we wanted our wedding day to be.
We loved Sean that much we asked him stay for canape and drinks time after the wedding
We are both so happy that we choose Sean as our celebrant. We wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Highly recommend Sean Joyce as a wedding celebrant!!
Wedding Date: May 4, 2019
This guy is amazing!
From the first time we meet Sean he put us at ease. Sean took us through everything, from walking done the isle to getting your marriage license, for us both not from New Zealand this was a huge help. He is very generous with his time and was always helpful with any questions we had.
Sean brought a great spirit to the day. Our guests loved the banter and Sean’s sense of humor put my guests and us at ease. Sean was friendly and inviting to our guests and
We recommend Sean to anyone looking for the best out there,
Thank you again Sean
Wedding Date: April 6, 2019
Sean was a wonderful celebrant and perfect for our wedding.
His experience, professionalism and knowledge made for a very relaxed planning process. His attention to detail meant everything went smoothly for both the rehearsal and ceremony.
We were very fortunate to come across Sean, as his humour and charm added so much to the ceremony. The best touch was how he managed to make everyone feel like part of the ceremony which so many are still commenting on.
Thank you for all of the energy you put into our wedding day, it couldn’t have been better!
Jessica and Adrian.
Wedding Date: March 16, 2019
From the moment we first met and started drafting out our plans, to the big day itself, we were knew we were in good hands.
Your professionalism, experience, charisma and sense of humor shone through at all stages.
We had a fabulous time, our guests loved you and We hope you enjoyed yourself also!
We threw a few curve balls in there just to keep you on your toes
Mira and Greg Wickes
Wedding Date: March 9, 2019
My husband and I were planning a surprise wedding, hoping a friend who was in on the secret could get her marriage licence to be part of our big day, but as the day grew closer, it looked more unlikely it would come together in time - it was time for ‘Plan B’
Having been a bridesmaid in a wedding Sean officiated over a number of years ago, I was familiar with his easy style. Reading a review from someone in a similar situation, I was inspired by Sean’s openness to work alongside our friend, allowing her to “run the show”, offering his time and advice to structure the ceremony; and stepping in to complete the legalities.
Thank you Sean, I’m very glad we were able to rely on you to help guide the evening and for suggesting some special moments to personalise our wedding ceremony.
Wedding Date: February 23, 2019
Sean was an amazing celebrant!
As we came to New Zealand for our wedding (We live in sydney), Sean skyped us several times to go through everything and make us feel at ease.
Sean is professional, knowledegable, funny and very charismatic. Our guests loved the way he brought some humour to the ceremeony as well as being serious when he needed to be.
Sean was prompt, reliable and he had some sound equipment for us to hire for our personal use later in the wedding, which he kindly dropped off to us the day before at our house and then collected after the wedding, making it a very smooth and hassle free process for us.
We would highly reccommend Sean to anyone - Thank you Sean!
Wedding Date: February 16, 2019
As a young couple, with only 8 weeks to plan our wedding and having no idea how weddings work. Sean was brilliant in helping us with all his knowledge and funny stories. Sean was wonderful to work with and helped us feel at ease with everything.
Would highly recommend Sean to everyone looking at getting married!
Thank you so much Sean from the bottom of our hearts!
Wedding Date: November 11, 2018
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